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Messages - hoping 1L isnt Hell
« on: August 02, 2007, 01:33:13 PM »
Wow, I just spent over an hour reading a 10 page thread, some great advice in here. I think I over prepared for my upcoming 1L year. I read so many different books that they all seemed to contradict each other. It seems like every law graduate that writes a manual or preparation book knows that all entering law students are scared and will pay $25-$50 for anything they think might help.
Do I have your permission to just print this thread, bind it, and sell it next year?
Once again, thanks to all the former 1Ls, you helped clear up some of the notions I had (i.e. - I was going to be studying from 7am to 11pm, whats better IRAC/LEEWS, outlining, class notes, etc.)
I will report back on how everything went, and also when I publish this thread, each will receive their royalties.
I am very ready for school. I quit my first job and took a paralegal job the two years before starting and now more than ever, I am ready to start practicing myself.
I have help write appelant briefs, seen Civ Pro in action, and seem to have a basic understanding of legal concepts. I want to learn more. Other than reading some E & E books, school is where I can do it.
I also love the fact that all of my 2L and 3L friends tell me how hard it will be, how much I will hate it, etc. That makes me want to almost prove them wrong.
Yes, I am sure this thought wont stay with me long, but its a long journey and I am ready to start it.
Good luck to all 1Ls, 2Ls, 3Ls and anyone studying for the Bar.
I am attending TWU full time, turned down SMU because when consider the scholarship offer from TWU and the much higher tuition at SMU, it was financially a no-brainer.
I hope to see some of you guys who posted in 2007 around campus. Good luck to those that are still waitlisted...now is the time a few spots usually open up.
MrBrett, I am in the same situation as you. I am going to attend a T4 based on scholarship only. I am hoping to transfer to the University of Texas, but I think that is a pipedream.
I start in 3 weeks. I have done some of the Planet Law School stuff. I am on CD number 6 of LEEWS now (I feel a little more confident about exams than I did, but dont know how much it really helped), and I am trying to finish Part 1 of each E&E book in my 4 first year courses.
If I was number 1 in my class and my dream school came calling, I would go. But I do understand the arguments to stay. Good luck on your decision and Congrats, I hope I have your problem a year from now.